Chelsea Logistics, through our subsidiary Worklink Services, Inc. and in partnership with AGREA social enterprise, completed a Batangas-to-Malabon “Sagip-Saka” run to deliver 6,000 kilos of fresh food packs from farmers to the City of Malabon.
The food packs were prepared by a total of 1,500 farmers from five cooperatives in San Jose, Batangas, upon the request of Malabon for its residents. It contained rice and nutritious lowland vegetables.
“There was no one willing to deliver the food packs to Malabon so I went online to find anyone or any company willing,” Cherrie Atilano, president and CEO of AGREA and a United Nations nutrition ambassador, said.
Informed of the problem, the Udenna Foundation, through its UCARE or CommUnity Care program, mobilized companies under its wings, namely Worklink of Chelsea Logistics to provide the trucking and muscle and Phoenix Petroleum to fuel the project.
“When we first heard of the problem, we knew we could do it since we had the trucks and the capability. However, our biggest concern was our manpower,” WorkLink Services, Inc. president Dexter Silva said.
“Since we were on skeletal manning, we needed to find volunteers who were willing come to work and drive the trucks and serve as loaders,” he added. “Our version of frontline heroes came through for us.”
Henry Fadullon, Phoenix COO said, “We heard the call from Udenna Foundation for help and it would be a great disservice to the Filipino if we did not help out so we offered to ensure that the trucks of WorkLink were serviced, fueled and ready to go.”